Homes in Tennessee located outside of the city limits often have onsite wells supplying the water. The EPA recommends testing well-water quality on a regular basis.

Well-Water Testing for FHA / VA Loans

Did you know you are required to get a well-water test if you are buying a home utilizing a FHA/VA loan?

If you are purchasing a home with a private or shared well (meaning you are not connected to city or public utility water) and will be getting an FHA / VA loan, you are required to have the water tested at an approved lab by an unbiased third party.

1st Choice Home Inspections is available to carry out well water testing for FHA / VA loan requirements.

Our well water testing service provides the third party, unbiased testing required by the FHA / VA loan agreement. Testing results are returned from the lab in two to three days under normal circumstances.

Even if you are not utilizing a FHA / VA loan, you should have the well-water tested.

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Frequency of Well-Water Testing

Having your well-water tested is more than just a good idea. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends having well-water tested for coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels on a regular basis.

These and other harmful things can get into your water supply and cause many different types of sickness to those who drink it.

Well water should be tested annually at a minimum, usually in the Spring, but any time of the year is good. Water quality can change after a storm, a hard rain, or a harmful environmental event.

While well-water can be among the highest quality water in the world, sometimes it is not fit to drink, even though it looks and tastes pure. Test the water regularly to be sure the water is safe for your family and guests.

Our Well-Water Testing Method and Lab

1st Choice Home Inspections uses methods approved by the EPA and conforming to the Federal Housing Authority guidelines. Your water will be sampled and submitted to a state licensed and approved lab for testing. When the results come back, you will receive a report of the findings.

If you own a well and have never tested the water, please call us to arrange a time to test it. You need to know what you are drinking. Just because you are not sick doesn’t mean the water is safe.

How Much Does Well-Water Testing Cost?

1st Choice Home Inspections charges a fee of $300.00 for most well-water tests, depending on the location of the house. Properties at the outer edge of our service area may be charged an additional driving fee.

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